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Balagny
A circular cape worn over one shoulder, often secured with a cord that passed under the wide collar.
Baldric
A cross body band of fabric that was traditionally used to secure your sword to the body prior to the use of sword belts. Often decorated to denote status.
Basque
The extension of the bodice below the waistline.
Canons
Full, wide ruffles attached at the bottom of breeches.
Carrying Frocks
Long gowns that infants too young to walk were dressed in.
Cassocks or Casaques
Coats cut with wide, full sleeves and wide throughout the body, ending at thigh height or below.
Fontage or Commode
Wire supports that held a series of ruffles in place on top of women’s hair.
Going Frocks
Shorter dresses that children old enough to walk wore.
Guardinfante
A style of dress worn by wealthy Spanish women; the skirt was more oval than the French farthingale, with greater width from side to side, the bodice had a long wide basque that extended down over the top of the wide skirt and the bodice shoulderline was usually horizontal. Sleeves were full and slashed and showed a contrasting fabric and ended in a fitted cuff.
Jackboots
High, rigid boots made of heavy leather; worn for horseback riding.
Mantilla
A veil worn to cover the hair; has come to be associated with traditional Spanish costume.
Mantua or Manteau
A new cut of women’s dress where the skirt and bodice were cut in one length from shoulder to hem. Thought to come from Middle-Eastern robes that were imported into Europe. Full in both the front and the back. Could be pleated to fit the body for more formal wear.
Modeste
The outer layer of skirt worn under a woman’s gown.
Muckinder
A handkerchief pinned to the front of clothing for protection.
Pantofles
Heelless slippers or mules.
Petticoat Breeches or Rhinegraves
A divided skirt, rather like a modern culotte, that was cut so full that it gave the appearance of a short skirt.
Pinafore
Came from pinning a sort of apron to the front of children’s clothing.
Plumpers
Small balls of wax placed in the cheeks to give the face a fashionably rounder shape.
Secret
The under layer of skirt worn under a woman’s gown.
Sherryvallies
A leg covering generally worn by horseback riders over trousers or pantaloons that buttoned up on the outside of the leg.
Slap Soles
A flat sole attached only at the front, not at the heel.
Surtouts or Justacorps
The French word for Cassocks.
Virago Sleeve
Stylish sleeves that were paned and tied into a series of puffs.
Balandrana or Supertotus*
A traveler’s raincoat of the 17th century that had a hood and enveloping sleeves buttoned back on the arm.
Boot Hose*
hose of sheer white linen with wide lace frills at the top worn to protect the gentlemen’s costly silk hose when worn with boots.
Brandenberg Greatcoat*
An overcoat adapted from the coats of Prussian soldiers.
Bucket-top Boot*
Wide topped boot, sometimes turned down in a large cuff.
Cadanette*
Lovelock or a long curl or strand over one shoulder, tied with ribbon or a string with a rosette.
Galants or Favors*
Ties or loops of ribbons used on sleeves, bodice or skirt.
Habit a la Francaise*
The formal attire of European gentlemen for a century: a coat, vest, and breeches.
Quatre-foil spur leathers*
Worn by early 17th century cavaliers on the instep of their boots to hide the fastenings of the spurs.
Rabat*
Type of cravat, with a vertically pleated front fall.